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Traveling by Train from Lagos to Kaduna pt4

The business of the weekend done in Abuja, it was time to head off to Kaduna. I had heard good things about the Abuja-Kaduna line, time to experience it myself.

The first challenge was getting information on the location of the train station, for some reason, I only made calls and never really checked it on the map. Was I groggy from 27 hours spent on the train from Lagos to Minna

I had a vague idea of the location from talking to a couple of people and I set out by 0430 to catch the train, the departure was billed for 6 am. On the road and the first taxi told me 3,000 naira, what?

I jumped and pass, then spent another 20 mins before I even got a taxi willing to head that way. Fast forward to a few minutes past 5am and we finally left from Asokoro Area for the station. Arguing fares to places you really do not know seems not to be a good idea.

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Traveling by Train from Lagos to Kaduna pt3

Step back, apart from checking out if the railway still works, I planned to be in Abuja Sunday AM! So time to review my options.

Earlier stories here Part 1 Here  Part 2 Here

Our ETA Kaduna was looking like the predicted 8pm, and the connecting train from Kaduna to Abuja  has the last departure at 6pm, that means an overnight stay in Kaduna. Time to look at options.

Postpone decision to Minna arrival, then we will have a better time of arrival at Kaduna. Meanwhile, kick back or rather, roam around and enjoy the scenery and other stuff on offer.

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Traveling by Train from Lagos to Kaduna pt2

After the military ops to board, took a look around the coach interior and it was rather nice, above expectations.

Part 1 Here  Part 3 Here

Chairs were comfy, could recline real low without disturbing the person behind you and the drop down tables in front work. Good lighting you can read by, a couple of AC 220V outlets near the middle, most in working order, overhead space to store your luggage. Hmmm, not bad at all.

 

First class couch Lagos Kano Express Train

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EP16 How to be a Critical Thinker – The Basics

We are doing a series on Critical Thinking and its application, Logic and related topics.

The first topic is Critical Thinking, which I would treat in 2 parts
Part 1: What is Critical Thinking and How to Apply it – This post and Podcast

What is Critical Thinking?

Critical thinking is the ability to think clearly and rationally, understanding the logical connection between ideas

Critical Thinking Basics – pt 1

New Short seriesFirst one is on Critical Thinking BasicsComments!?

Posted by The Inyang Effiong Show on Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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Behaviour Change for Health Sector Reforms in Africa

Requires moving from where we are (eg Nigeria is 181/190 in the ranking of countries health care system) to where we want to be

WHO has identified 5 control knobs for health care reform

  1. Organisational Knob
  2. Regulatory Knob
  3. Payment Knob – who pays
  4. Finance Knob
  5. Consumer behaviour/Behaviour change Knob

In the interview, Dr. Fakunle focuses on the Behaviour Change Knob.

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Can a culture have multiple personality disorder?

Interview with Dr. Frances Adikwu on culture, people and how to handle multiple competing demands on behaviour and stay sane.

 

EP12 ‘Move Up’ Book Review

We review the book -Move Up: Why Some Cultures Advance while Others Don’t- by Clotaire Rapaille and Andrés Roemer.

The book explores the relationship between biology and culture
Ogun State Vehicle Papers

10 Ways to Improve Road Travel in Nigeria

Traveling by road around Nigeria is not a nice experience, actually, it is a horrible experience. I travel about 4,000 km average every month and come across the same things day after day, sometimes, it feels like groundhog day in hell.
What can be done to improve the experience, see my top ten suggestions
  1. Provide signs on the road
Sounds easy right, but even with a GPS and paper map, a simple sign pointing out the name of a town or road works wonders to make the journey less stressful.
Especially at night when landmarks  and you wonder if that last junction was Mokwa or Molete.

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Ore Ijebu Ode Highway in Nigeria

RoadWorthiness Paper in Nigeria – Scam or Useless Piece of Paper?

The RoadWorthiness Paper Scam
Every vehicle on the road in Nigeria now carries one extra piece of paper.
Green background, with official looking logos and writing you can not read. You have to renew it every year or 6 months. It is one more thing for the police officers to check on the road.
And Road Safety officers.
And Vehicle Inspection officers.
And Operation Safer Highway officers.
And Anti Crime Patrol officers.
And SARS.
And Federal SARS.
And plains clothes officers.
And Customs officers.
And even local government touts.

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BlazingHeart Autism Centre

EP09 Beauty Kumesine of BlazingHeart Centre on Managing Autism Spectrum Disorder

Mrs. Beauty Kumesine talks about her centre’s work on identifying and managing children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other learning disabilities. She only speaks on whey she is an advocate for children with disabilities, the path to inclusion for children with ASD and what her centre is working on.

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